Welcome to Arkansas Street Swing
Welcome to Mike & Kim Nelson’s website chronically their journey through Loving, Dancing and Teaching!!
Mike and Kim Nelson met, dated, fell in love and even got married on the dance floor. They love to have fun and act silly. They have been proud members of the Little Rock Bop Club since 1998 and were inducted into the American Bop Association Hall of Fame in 2010. Their love of each other and dancing has only grown over these last 21 years. Mike and Kim have been sought after all over the country to teach and perform their fun loving, sexy dance style they like to call “Arkansas Street Swing” (arstreetswing.com) See DID2013. A blend and fusion of East Coast, West Coast, Nightclub, Shag, Beach Bop, Salsa, country etc. If there is music playing they can and will dance to it! Their street-swing style of dance allows them to dance to just about any type of music. They like to “play to the music playing” and love to share their love of dancing with others! They teach privates, groups, large workshops, have competed at a number of events around the country. There is an energy & joy to their dance style and hospitality on the dance floor. They pack in dance, teaching dance, teaching Cabot Dancing with the Stars, travel, family and friends, remodel (they have taken on a real fixer upper of a home) and full time jobs too!! They have a dance studio in Cabot, AR where they teach dance, as well. LEARN MORE ABOUT THEIR DANCE LESSONS.
What is “Arkansas Street Swing”?
AR Street Swing was a name we came up with to symbolize this Journey. We were born into the East Coast Swing world in the 90’s. As we fell in love with each other and dance, the journey took us to West Coast Swing where we could be silly, expressive and develop in our musicality. With the passing years of our love we found Night Club Two which allowed us to show our sexy and flirty selves. So we see it as a blending of styles – a fusion, like West Coast Swing & East Coast Swing with a Sexy Night Club Flair and more that creates AR Street Swing.